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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer | July 17, 1994
Quarterback Doug Flutie made a triumphant return to his hometown last night, leading the Calgary Stampeders to a 42-16 victory over the Baltimore CFLs before 39,247 at Memorial Stadium.Flutie completed 24 of 38 passes for 278 yards and two touchdowns to spoil the return of pro football to Baltimore after a 10-year absence.It was the first loss by Baltimore's Canadian Football League expansion team after one regular-season win and two preseason wins.Baltimore quarterback Tracy Ham was 23 of 33 for 286 yards with one touchdown in the defeat.
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By ROCH KUBATKO | January 3, 2006
[The Chiefs'] Larry Johnson would have been the NFL's Most Valuable Player if he had been starting all season. The guy is phenomenal. As Penn State running backs go, he's definitely more Franco Harris than Blair Thomas. Or D.J. Dozier ... or Curtis Enis. (I know I'm missing somebody else.) And speaking of Dick Vermeil, don't feel sorry for him now that he's done coaching, or that he's still one retirement short of Sugar Ray Leonard. It won't be hard for a man with his qualifications to find employment if he doesn't want to sit around the house.
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By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,Sun Restaurant Critic | July 14, 1995
I know why you want my job. You think it's because restaurant critics get paid to eat at all the best restaurants. But the real job satisfaction comes when the waitress tells you, after you've been waiting 45 minutes for your main course, that "somehow the check has been misplaced, the kitchen never got it" and could you tell her again what you wanted.Then she leaves without taking any of your dirty dishes, and she doesn't bring you the water you asked for, and your main courses arrive half an hour later.
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January 2, 2006
"Flutie might have been there the last time it happened." Adam Vinatieri, Patriots kicker, on 43-year-old Doug Flutie, who converted the NFL's first successful drop kick since 1941 for an extra point in the fourth quarter against Miami
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | December 19, 1999
A year ago, Doug Flutie lived an American fairy tale when he returned from Canada and led the Buffalo Bills to the playoffs, apparently proving to the skeptics that he could play in the NFL.He became a fan favorite, but not all fairy tales have happy endings, and Flutie seems to have lost his magic.Opposing teams seem to have figured him out: Bottle him up in the pocket so he can't make plays on the run.He has played poorly in two of the past three games, and his quarterback rating, which was 11th in the league last year, is 25th.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer | November 25, 1994
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Baltimore's Mike Pringle couldn't break the reign of Calgary quarterback Doug Flutie, but teammates Shar Pourdanesh and Matt Goodwin were big winners in the Canadian Football League awards program last night at the Orpheum Theatre.Flutie took an unprecedented fourth straight Most Outstanding Player Award, beating out Pringle, 33-19, in the voting by the Football Reporters of Canada.The 1984 Heisman Trophy winner threw for 5,726 yards and a league-record 48 touchdowns for the Stampeders this season.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | February 27, 2000
Doug Flutie is still bitter about his playoff benching last month. The Buffalo Bills quarterback sounded off during a Canadian TV interview last week, saying: "I honestly believe that if I would have been playing, we could have, would have, won. It was hard to understand and difficult to deal with." Nobody knows whether the Bills would have beaten the Tennessee Titans with Flutie. After all, Rob Johnson, his replacement, gave his team the lead with 16 seconds left before the trick kickoff return won it for the Titans, 22-16.
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By Colin Stephenson and Colin Stephenson,New York Daily News | October 18, 1993
CALGARY, Alberta -- Ten years after The Pass, Doug Flutie is alive and well, and impressing the heck out of them in Canada.Flutie, the mini-quarterback from Boston College who couldn't make it big in the NFL, has had a full career since the pass to Gerald Phelan that beat Miami's powerful '83 team in the final second.Today, the Calgary Stampeders' million-dollar man only thinks about that pass when people bring it up."It was nice that it happened because it does give people something to remember you by," he said.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,Sun Staff Writer | August 7, 1995
CALGARY, Alberta -- Stallions nose tackle Jearld Baylis symbolized his team's frustration as well as anyone in the Baltimore locker room.Baylis played well, producing five tackles, as the Stallions forced five turnovers and only allowed Calgary to pull away gradually to a 29-15 victory. Had it not been for four first-half turnovers by the Stampeders, Baltimore might have found itself looking at a rout, since its offense could muster just 10 first downs and 281 yards against an excellent Calgary defense.
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By JOHN STEADMAN | January 10, 1999
When Doug Flutie enters a room, he brings a certain natural mystique. An engaging smile, intelligence and also clarity of expression. Eloquence personified. Humility. An extroverted personality who projects without being offensive. All the put-upon so-called "short men" in America look upon him with respect and admiration. Athletes a foot taller and 100 pounds heavier do, too.What Flutie achieved with the Buffalo Bills, as a player who spent eight years in the Canadian Football League before getting a chance at redemption in a comeback season in the NFL, surpasses what has ever done before.
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By Ken Murray | August 25, 2002
The last time Doug Flutie lost his starting job, it divided a team and a city. That was two years ago in Buffalo, when the Bills decided to start quarterback Rob Johnson over Flutie. The San Diego Chargers don't expect history to repeat itself. At least that was the indication last week after coach Marty Schottenheimer named second-year quarterback Drew Brees the starter ahead of Flutie, who's in his 18th pro season. Chargers general manager John Butler said he doesn't expect any of the bitterness that accompanied the Flutie-Johnson vendetta to surface in San Diego.
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By KEN MURRAY | October 28, 2001
The subplots in today's grudge match between the 1-4 Buffalo Bills and the 4-2 San Diego Chargers are more intriguing than the main course. The Chargers are favored to beat the Bills by a touchdown at Qualcomm Stadium, thanks in large part to the work of general manager John Butler, quarterback Doug Flutie and a host of other former Bills. This is a rivalry three years in the making -- the three years that Flutie and Rob Johnson wrestled over the quarterback job in Buffalo. Johnson was ultimately declared the winner during the off-season and Flutie was sent packing.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | October 9, 2001
Rob Johnson and Doug Flutie were on the same page for once, although not in the same stadium, this week. The one-time contentious teammates with the Buffalo Bills were victims of cheap shots on Sunday. Flutie, who quarterbacks the San Diego Chargers this season, was clotheslined in Cleveland. Johnson, still with the Bills, took an elbow to the head in Buffalo. Staying with past form, Flutie played on while Johnson had to leave the game. Quarterback safety became an issue in Week 4 for the second straight Sunday.
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By KEN MURRAY | October 7, 2001
Almost overnight, with a run of shrewd moves, John Butler has remade the San Diego Chargers from last year's patsies into this year's Cinderella team. Since he was named general manager on Jan. 5, Butler has swapped the first pick in the draft, hired Norv Turner to be offensive coordinator, signed several players from his old team, the Buffalo Bills, including quarterback Doug Flutie, selected the premier college running back and retooled the organizational outlook. "You don't want to play poker with John Butler right now," said Chargers president Dean Spanos.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | September 7, 2001
Over the course of a career that spans 17 years, two countries and three professional leagues, Doug Flutie has been a little bit of everything (no short jokes intended), including a phone service pitchman, a drummer in a rock band, a charity fund-raiser and a figure on a cereal box. Finally, it appears that in his first season in San Diego, Flutie may actually get a chance to be just a quarterback. He gets that opportunity in the season opener Sunday against the Washington Redskins. And, for a pleasant change, Flutie is in a city where his height and running ability won't be treated as curiosities and where his presence won't touch off controversy.
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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,SUN STAFF | June 2, 2001
The University of Maryland, College Park has an odd sort of problem - it's too popular. Whether it's due to a rising academic reputation or a Final Four appearance, the school expects to enroll 500 more freshmen than planned in the fall, aggravating a chronic housing shortage on campus. "It's a mixed blessing, to say the least," said James E. Christensen, interim director of admissions. "We're not really sure why it came about." UMCP officials say they had planned to increase the freshmen class by about 100 - to 4,100 - but instead the entering class swelled to 4,600 because an unexpectedly large number of high school seniors accepted the university's offer of admission, rather than going to another school.
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By Dave Obee and Dave Obee,Special to The Sun | November 21, 1994
CALGARY, Alberta -- The other Flutie was the star yesterday as the B.C. Lions fought their way into the Grey Cup.Darren Flutie, the younger brother of Calgary Stampeders star quarterback Doug, caught a 4-yard touchdown pass on the final play of the game to give the Lions a 37-36 win over the favored Stampeders in the CFL Western Division final."
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By Elizabeth Large | June 2, 1995
In January it was named Barriga (stomach). By April it had become Rosita's Cantina. Unfortunately, the owners found that the new name was copyrighted by the Lone Star Grill. So now Towson's soon-to-be-opened Southwestern restaurant at 418 York Road will be called -- ta-ta! -- Flutie Garcia's. Stay tuned for further changes; that still isn't the catchiest name I've ever heard.* I didn't think there were many restaurants around I didn't know about, but Phyllis' Caribbean-American Cuisine has been open for two years, and I had never heard of it. Located at 2101 N. Charles St. (you have to enter on 21st Street)
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | August 27, 2000
It's unusual for an article in Penthouse magazine to be more provocative than the photos. But that was the case in Buffalo last week when the magazine released a question-and-answer interview with quarterback Rob Johnson that is to appear in its October issue. In the interview, which was actually done six months ago, Johnson responded to Doug Flutie's assertion in a Canadian TV interview that the Bills would have beaten the Tennessee Titans in the playoffs last January if he had been the quarterback.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | February 27, 2000
Doug Flutie is still bitter about his playoff benching last month. The Buffalo Bills quarterback sounded off during a Canadian TV interview last week, saying: "I honestly believe that if I would have been playing, we could have, would have, won. It was hard to understand and difficult to deal with." Nobody knows whether the Bills would have beaten the Tennessee Titans with Flutie. After all, Rob Johnson, his replacement, gave his team the lead with 16 seconds left before the trick kickoff return won it for the Titans, 22-16.
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